Tuesday, 1 July 2008


We've been looking in the wrong place for intelligent alien life; that we have achieved consciousness (though of a freakishly rapid and temporary sort) in the crushing basin of a gravity well is a bizarre thing. Most intelligence in the cosmos lives, slow, diffuse, in the enormous intergalactic spaces, as far as possible from the contamination of gravity. Clearly life was meant to exist in these spaces, because they constiute most of the universe.

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